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The Icecreamists

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#12,351 of 18,837 Places to Eat in London
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23 & 47 Market Building | Covent Garden, London WC2, England
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Wheeling, Illinois, United States
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Great product, great flavor, great service, perfect location. What else can you ask for on a summer night in London. Grab a cone with a couple scoops and enjoy the street entertainment. This is one of my favorite spots.

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Thank Robert M
Basel, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Ugggh.....how disappointing. This place does itself great justice in its advertising campaign but like a lot of organisations it's all mouth and no trousers that just can't live up to the hype. It isn't even on a par with some of the "pop" run gelaterias you find in suburban Italy. 4 a better experience I'd recommend the milkshake place across... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I wouldn't bother again. The first time I tried, with family, we were turned away because they weren't due to open for five minutes - they had the opportunity to let us (x4) sit down and have a drink or wait inside - given the cost of a scoop, we would have been quite a lucrative one - but the... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

It was just what I needed after a hot day shopping in the sun. The flavor and texture were awesome. I will visit again next week for a pistachio vanilla.

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Thank Robert M
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

deliciously inventive flavours form the classics; vanilla/chocolate to the truly bizzare; breast milk! i had guava which was intensely flavoured and starwberry which was creamy and rich with chunks of strawberry thorughout. real treat not an everyday priced ice cream but recommend a visit!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

Lovely quality, heavy dense and creamy and rich, but it isnt groundbreaking an mine was lacking in flavour. I was, if im honest, a little disappointed

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

If you want fantastic, different, beautifully thought out ice cream go, go now, book a flight, leave the kids with an aunt, hitch if you must, I'd like to own this place then move it to my houseand keep it to myself. Sinful food may be found here but sin is good for the soul, be a sinner and indulge.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

We visited one Sunday afternoon whilst shopping in Covent Garden. Bottom-line is that this place is definitely worth a visit – the branding / shop fitting / costumes etc. is truly unique – and would be more expected down the road in Soho. The ice cream is very good indeed – we enjoyed peanut butter (a must try), Ferrero richer... More 

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Thank DavidIsMax
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

Even though it was expensive it is still worth a visit if you are in the Covent Garden area as it was some of the best ice cream I have tasted!

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Thank pilch1989
Arlington, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I agree with several of the reviews I've seen. Good stuff, but pricey. But hey, it's only the GBP up against the USD. So that 4.95 GBP really only cost me...holy crud...I paid $8.50 for 2 scoops! Crazy me. I guess when you're in Covent Garden you can expect a little rodgering. The staff was nice, helpful and patient. Logo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 & 47 Market Building | Covent Garden, London WC2, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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